The program includes the following sessions:
- Why use maps? Maps are a rich source of information and can be invaluable to your research. This session covers the main benefits of using maps and introduces the Library’s maps collection.
- Subdivision plans of Sydney: Produced by real estate agents – mainly from the 1860s to the 1930s – to promote newly created estates and subdivisions, these posters illustrate the urban development of Sydney and NSW. This session includes a case study of a Sydney suburb.
- Find your suburb and street (hands on): Search the Library’s collection and uncover valuable historical details about your suburb and streeet.
- Country, town and parish maps: Learn how to use country, town and parish maps to track down the history of a parcel of land in NSW.
- Early maps of Sydney: Find out how to search for historical maps of Sydney, and see the city’s gradual development through some fascinating maps.
- Early maps of NSW: See how NSW was explored and mapped from 1788.
- Mapping Australia’s place in the world: This is an overview of how Australian has been mapped from the 16th to the 21st century, using maps from the Library’s collection.
When: Wednesday 25th July, 10am – 3:30pm
Where: Meet in the Macquarie Street Building foyer, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $50 + booking fee